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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Apr 29, 2004 1:45pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Sid Davis's Films

Sid Davis films are often about things the viewer is told to fear, and what better way to trigger an emotional response than to tap into the experience of a nightmare by framing the film experience as such - imagine the darkened room with these terrible (name your fears) happening on the screen.

But Sid Davis also produced such films as "Bicycle Today Automobile Tomorrow", so I would guess his productions were simply driven by what the buyer would pay for. His films were generally not social guidance but safety, which naturally leads to a "look at the nighmare that can happen" style. His only (by my count) social guidance film is "Age 13", which is (as I have said in this forum before) radically different than anything else he or anyone else produced in this genre.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 30, 2004 2:24pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Sidvision and Haack

Just a note for people in the Vancouver area, Sidvision will be playing as part of the DOXA festival at the Pacific Cinematheque on May 29th. It will be playing with something called Haack, who supposedly was the grandfather of Techno. Never heard of him..

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 29, 2004 3:47pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Child Molester

I wasn't the uploader of 'The Child Molester", someone else took the honor. Yes, it IS a shame that the only copy is a hissy mpeg-4.. But of course I'll take that than nothing at all!